Anastasio Somoza Debayle

1925 - 1980

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Anastasio "Tachito" Somoza Debayle (Spanish: [anasˈtasjo soˈmosa ðeˈβajle]; 5 December 1925 – 17 September 1980) was the 53rd President of Nicaragua from 1967 to 1972 and again from 1974 to 1979. As head of the National Guard, he was de facto ruler of the country between 1967 and 1979, even during the period when he was not the de jure ruler. Somoza Debayle succeeded his older brother, Luis Somoza Debayle, in office. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anastasio Somoza Debayle has received more than 1,147,476 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Anastasio Somoza Debayle is the 2,692nd most popular politician (down from 2,186th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Nicaragua (down from 2nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Nicaraguan Politician.

Anastasio Somoza Debayle was the president of Nicaragua from 1967 to 1979. He was most famous for his dictatorial rule, which led to the Nicaraguan Revolution.

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Among politicians, Anastasio Somoza Debayle ranks 2,692 out of 19,576Before him are Robert I, Duke of Parma, Princess Charlotte of Wales, Aleksandar Ranković, Rudy Giuliani, Christopher I of Denmark, and Guillaume Henri Dufour. After him are Artur Axmann, Pharnaces II of Pontus, Magnus the Good, Louis-Jules Trochu, Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony, and Creoda of Mercia.

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Among people born in 1925, Anastasio Somoza Debayle ranks 51Before him are Robert Edwards, Robert Altman, Ieng Sary, Andrea Camilleri, Luciano Berio, and Wong Fei-hung. After him are Robert Venturi, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Roy J. Glauber, Rod Steiger, Barbara Bush, and Milton Obote. Among people deceased in 1980, Anastasio Somoza Debayle ranks 38Before him are Óscar Romero, Gregory Bateson, Hans Morgenthau, Alejo Carpentier, William Howard Stein, and Bill Evans. After him are Willard Libby, Yigal Allon, Marian Rejewski, Lewis Milestone, Marcelo Caetano, and Mae West.

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In Nicaragua

Among people born in Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza Debayle ranks 3 out of 34Before him are Daniel Ortega (1945), and Augusto César Sandino (1895). After him are Anastasio Somoza García (1896), Violeta Chamorro (1929), Rubén Darío (1867), Ernesto Cardenal (1925), Barbara Carrera (1945), Enrique Bolaños (1928), Luis Somoza Debayle (1922), Bianca Jagger (1945), and Arnoldo Alemán (1946).

Among POLITICIANS In Nicaragua

Among politicians born in Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza Debayle ranks 2Before him are Daniel Ortega (1945). After him are Anastasio Somoza García (1896), Violeta Chamorro (1929), Ernesto Cardenal (1925), Enrique Bolaños (1928), Luis Somoza Debayle (1922), Arnoldo Alemán (1946), Juan Bautista Sacasa (1874), Edén Pastora (1936), José Santos Zelaya (1853), and Emiliano Chamorro Vargas (1871).